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Local Soldier Has Charges Reduced

Associated Press
Thursday, August 26, 2004; Page A16

MANNHEIM, Germany, Aug. 25 -- Charges against a U.S. military policewoman from Northern Virginia who was accused in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal were reduced Wednesday as a set of pretrial hearings wrapped up at an American base in Germany.

The decision by military prosecutors could significantly reduce jail time for Spec. Megan Ambuhl of Centreville if she is found guilty. Ambuhl now faces a possible 7 1/2 years in prison.

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The hearing made plain that she is mainly accused of failing to intervene or report abuse at the prison outside Baghdad. Ambuhl's military attorney asked the court to approve a civilian prison psychologist as an expert witness.


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